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nelson mandela remains in the hospital tonight. and as mark phillips reports 9 entire country is holding its breath. >> when the much respected man seens a the saviour of his country is rushed to the hospital, it's a question of hold the front page. nelson mandela was brought to this military hospital in the capitol pretoria for what is being described as a routine visit, tests, nothing to be alarmed about, the south african government says. but there's no such thing as routine for a 94-year-old man known to be in frail health. and people are worried. >> we are praying that he gets well soon and back strong again soon. and that -- -- that the tests come out positive. >> reporter: normally mandela spends his time at his home village about 500 miles away. this was him at his 94th birthday celebration last july when he seemed physically well if mentally dete time. but now he's in the hospital again, and a security court has been set up. south africa's current president jacob zuna says he looks well and is getting good care. but the reverence for mandela is such that details of his conditio
nelson mandela is in the hospital right now. the former president is undergoing medical tests. that's according to the government. these tests have been planned for some time, we're told. they are consistent with his age. he is 94 years old. a family friend not saying how long mandela will be hospital iced, but a government spokesman insists there's, quote, no cause for alarm. mandela spent some time in the hospital earlier this year. he had stomach surgery. he became a bona fide world icon after spending some 27 years in prison for fighting against apartheid. in 1994, he became president of the country where he had been imprisoned. >>> to the fiscal cliff now. the clock continues to tick away. lawmakers now have just 24 days left to make a deal and avoid that combination of big tax hikes and drastic spending cuts that could hit the economy hard. today we are hearing more from both the president and from republicans. with me now, nbc news white house correspondent mike viqueira. viq, does there appear to be any progress? >> reporter: i don't think so, craig, and we're watching it pr
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